PADI Scuba Diver Course
This certiﬁcation is perfect for people who want to become a certiﬁed diver with limited time. In just two days you’ll receive a diving certiﬁcation which is recognised all over the world.
Who should take this course?
- Minimum Age: 10 years old
- Must be able to swim
- Reasonable physical health (see the PADI medical statement here) answering yes to any of these questions does not automatically mean you cannot dive, please ask us if you are unsure
What can you do once you are a certiﬁed Scuba Diver?
- You can join guided dives under the supervision of a PADI professional (e.g. dive master, instructor)
- Maximum depth 12m
- Lifelong certiﬁcation (which can be upgraded to Open Water Diver with further training)
What will I learn during the Scuba Diver Course?
The course has 3 main parts:
- Knowledge development - This will provide you with the knowledge of the basic principles of scuba diving. You will only have to complete 3 out of the 5 sections from the Open Water Course. You can do this either online (e-learning), through independent study (we will provide you with a manual) or in our classroom.
- Conﬁned Water Dives - We will teach you basic scuba skills in our local sheltered bay (Amadores) allowing you to practise and master each skill before moving on to open water dives.
- Open Water Dives - We take you diving in the sea for 2 open water dives, where you will be evaluated on the skills you have learnt in the conﬁned water sessions whilst coming face to face with local marine life and having fun!
How can I start learning now?
Completing the knowledge section of your course online keeps more of your holiday free for fun stuff, perfect if you don't want to spend your holiday in the classroom!
PADI elearning allows you to do the ﬁrst 3 sections out of the 5 available before you come on holiday! Then you do the practical application with us when you arrive (the fun bit!)
This is by far the most popular choice amongst our students, plus it has the extra bonus of no paper! Meaning its also beneﬁcial for our environment.
Where will I be diving?
We conduct our training dives at Amadores beach, which provides an ideal dive site for beginners. We strongly believe that when learning to scuba dive it is best to learn in the environment you will scuba dive in, the sea! Amadores has a gentle, sandy sloping bottom so your instructor can control the depths you are in, and gradually take you deeper as you gain conﬁdence under the water.
As it is almost enclosed, the dive site here qualiﬁes as a “conﬁned water site” in accordance with PADI training regulations.